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Sarasota GOP hosts Darrell Issa fundraiser Monday night

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California U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa is the featured guest at fundraiser Monday evening hosted by former FDIC chair Bill Isaac and the Republican Party of Sarasota.

Issa, an outspoken conservative from north of San Diego, serves on the U.S. House Committees on Judiciary and Foreign Affairs.

Also featured at the $500-a-ticket event are two other members of the House Judiciary committee, Chair Bob Goodlatte from Virginia, and Georgia U.S. Rep. Doug Collins.

After leading the FDIC during the financial crisis of the 1980s, Isaac – a national financial expert — is best known in Sarasota as the developer of the $200 million Pineapple Square, the retail and dining center in downtown.

The event is from 6-8 p.m. at the home of Bill and Christine Isaac, 1209 Westway Drive in Sarasota.

Tickets start at $500, to be a “friend” of the Darrell Issa Victory Fund; to be a Sponsor is $5,000; and a patron is $1,000. RSVP to Bill Isaac at:

Donations can be made to: Darrell Issa Victory Fund, P.O. Box 760 – Vista, CA 92085. Or payments can be made at

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